Bush and Mangrove walk to Hurah Falls

So making the most of the free things to do, the walk to the falls is a great way to spend the afternoon even when it rains as walking through the forest you get wet anyway as lots of it is overgrown onto the path, but I do have an umbrella for when it gets really heavy. The walk starts off passing a golf course and not really knowing what to expect am really pleased with the views along the way as totally scenic. The end falls aren’t that amazing compared to the ones in Whangerei or Oz, but the walk totally makes up for it walking through a lot of bush tracks where there are little streams, good views of the area as high up and fallen trees to jump over. The bush has a lot of ferns and some cool picture opportunities with autumn colour ferns and the odd looking tree, plant or bird.

The highlight of the walk is going through the mangroves on a boardwalk across the river, as otherwise would be no way to get across. It is super peaceful walking through and reminds me of Daintree Forest, just with no people as I am pretty much the only person walking about with just a handful of other walkers passing me on route. So the walk says it should take 1.5hours, but I manage to do it in 1 keeping at a fast pace, although on the way back maybe a little fast as manage to slip over in the rain luckily landing in the path and not rolling down the forest sides as they are quite steep. The walk isn’t a loop walk so once get to the falls, where I only spend like 10minutes, I pretty much head back the same way I came and the 2nd time walking is just as beautiful maybe even more since the sun is starting to set so making the colours nicer.

16th April 2016
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